Si escaped the fun of corporate business life, M&A, strategy and the responsibilities as a company director.

Kim enjoyed a professional life in IT as a Project Manager/Business Analyst. Great flexibility as a contactor, just  to keep work interesting. Plus planning the next holiday destination.


Sloop rigged, Dufour by Rue Blaise Pascal, a J&J Design model Gib Sea 43 built 2002. Well set up for cruising in comfort and is able to make long passages with ease and speed. The 300watts of solar panels & 568 litres of water provides independence. She is equipped for entertaining with spacious cockpit and easy walk through access to the stern between the twin wheels (helm). When making passage the dingy the simply raised on the arch (aluminium gantry). The 4 cabin / convertible to 3 cabin design provides sleeping for 8 plus 2 in the spacious saloon. We utilize two of the cabins for additional storage on long passages and keep the aft starboard cabin & the 2nd head / shower (aft port) for visiting guests .


Fibrous Reinforced Plastic            Solid laminate. NPG gelcoat is used and the first solid laminate cloth is impregnated with NPG resin as a barrier against osmosis. The hull is laid up by hand using isopthalic resins and glass fibre reinforced with Twaron.

Colour                                                White gelcoat

Framing                                             Cored fibreglass transverse webs and longitudinal stringers are laminated directly to the hull. Marine plywood bulkheads are bonded to the hull with fibreglass tabbing.

Decking                                             Moulded FRP with balsa inner core and a non-skid surface

Superstructure                                 Moulded fibreglass with balsa inner core

Hull to Deck Joint                            The deck is chemically bonded and fastened between an internally flanged hull and an aluminium toerail.

Bulkheads                                         Light Tola faced marine plywood

Ceilings                                             Moulded white fibreglass mouldings with Tola faced plywood panels

Keel                                                    Cast iron fin keel

Keel Bolts                                          Stainless steel

Rudder                                               Spade rudder filled with closed cell epoxy foam and a stainless steel rudderstock

Bow & Additions                              Stainless steel stem fitting with a single anchor support

Stern & Additions                             Reverse transom (walk through) with a hinged gate and a hinged stainless steel swim ladder

Through Hull Fittings                      Bronze skin fittings with bronze bodied ball valves

Deck Hatches                                   9 ‘Lewmar’ aluminium framed deck hatches. Deck hatches have blue canvas covers (except the 2 that are under the dodger)


Opening Portlights                          11 ‘Lewmar’ opening portlights & 1 ‘Lewmar’ fixed portlight (above chart table)

Fixed Hull Windows                                    2 aluminium framed fixed acrylic hull windows

Cockpit Seats                                   Inlaid with teak



Sloop rigged with double backstays & a baby stay / masthead rig

Mast ‘Sparcraft’

Material Anodized aluminium

Spreaders Twin sets of raked spreaders

Stepped Deck stepped

Standard Rigging 1 x 19 stainless steel wire to swaged studs, to open bronze bodied turnbuckles

Running Rigging Pre-stretched Dacron


Primaries – 2 x ‘Lewmar 48’ two speed self-tailing winches

Cabin top - 2 x ‘Lewmar 44’ two speed self-tailing winches

Furling Gear - ‘Profurl’ drum and foil on the forestay

Vang -  Rope purchase

Chain Plates - Deck organizer to stainless steel tie-rods, to reinforced fibreglass transverse webs

Main Preventer lines - blocks & then adjust from aft cleats

Spinnaker Pole & 2 braces (line,block,cam cleat block)



Battened Main

Furling Genoa

Storm Sail


Bimini & Spray Dodger

Cockpit bimini and spray dodger with stainless steel frames (dodger has new clears)

Sail Covers ‘Stack-pack’ with lazy jacks



12 volt DC System

House Batteries

Bank 1 – 2 x 4D ‘Vatra’140Ah maintenance free batteries. Stowage between the two aft bunks

Bank 2 – 1 x ‘Vetus’ 165Ah maintenance free battery. Stowage under aft port bunk (new March 08)


Engine Start Battery

1 x 4D lead acid battery. Stowage under aft starboard bunk


Solar System (new March 2008)

2 x 150Watt ‘Isofoton’ solar panels

Solar charge controller ‘Morning Star’

Circuit Protection Devices – Isolation switches

Power distribution System – 12v labelled circuit breaker panel

Battery Monitoring System ‘Xantrex Link 20’

Charging system – Single 90A alternator & 300W solar panels

Arch (aluminium gantry) with stainless steel pole ready for Windgenerator



‘Frigomatic’ 12volt keel cooled compressor


AC System

Battery Charger ‘TrueCharge’ 40A battery charger

Shore power 30A cable

220 volt Invertor 400 Watt power invertor 12v input / 220 volt AC output


Navigation Systems

GPS ‘Raymarine RC425i’ Chart plotter with navigation charts for Australia

Interface (NEMA) Raymarine data to PC (serial port) at nav table (Lat/Log, COG, SOG)

Autopilot ‘Raymarine ST6002 smartpilot’ with a rotary drive.

Radar Furuno Model 1621 (16nm) (new March 2008)

Depth & Boat Speed ‘Raymarine ST60 Tridata’

Communication Systems ‘Icom’ IC-M503 VHF

Compass (cockpit)




Lightening Protection System

The compression post is connected to a keel bolt


Cathodic Protection

Zinc anode on the propeller nut



Forward cabin with a head / shower to port, with convertible option of twin bunks or forward cabin seating. Saloon with galley to port and chart table to starboard, and two double quarter berths with head / shower to port. Hella fans & reading lights in forward & aft cabins.



The galley comprises of double bowl sink with a flick mixer tap for fresh water, range, fridge & plenty of stowage. ‘Eno’ stainless steel stove – two burners with oven & grill (Gas)


Gas Locker – Dedicated, moulded propane locker in the cockpit. With bottom vent to the side of the hull and solenoid & pressure gauge

Refrigeration– Frigomatic 12volt keel cooled compressor. A huge fridge for ample food & drinks, includes a small freezer that is

suitable for a few steaks or ice cream & a trayof ice.



The saloon is bright and modern with comfortable seating (white vinyl). The table hides the liquor cabinet and also converts to another

large double bed.

Clock (Plastimo)

Barometer (Plastimo)

2 x Hella Turbo Fans

2 x reading lights & a chart table light (white/red)



Force 10 Marine Gas BBQ mounted port stern (new 2008)



Pioneer DEH-182QR FM/AM radio & CD player – interior & cockpit speakers



Lightweight AB inflatable dingy model A8– aluminium,  8’4”  (new 2008)

5Hp Tohatsu two stoke outboard (Weighs only 20Kg, 2.5 liter internal fuel tank) (new 2008)




Yanmar 4JH3E         Four-cylinder, naturally aspirated diesel engine

Engine Hours           3,510 as at Dec 2008

Gearbox                     Kanzaki KM 4A1’ Ratio 2.63

Power                         56 hp, Maximum 41.2kW @ 3800RPM / Continuous 36.8kW @ 3650RPM

Engine Cooling        Fresh water cooled, through a heat exchanger Wet exhaust. Mixing elbow to a plastic ‘Vetus’ waterlock, through looped reinforced exhaust hosing to a stainless skin fitting Engine Exhaust

Ventilation                 12-volt extractor fan with flexible air ducting to aft vents

Alternator                   Single 90A alternator (spare 94A alternator (new) in box)

Shaft Seal                 Stainless steel shaft to a rigid spilt gearbox coupling Volvo Penta shaft seal

Filters                         Racor 500FG primary filter

Propeller                    Three bladed fixed bronze propeller

Engine Stop              Manual lever

Panel & Alarms        Yanmar engine panel with RPM & alarms and gauges

Engine Controls       Morse cables (Volvo controls)


Steering System


Twin wheels – wheel to sprocket, roller chain to a geared tiller system

Emergency Steering Aluminium tiller through a deck plate

Rudder Post SealsO-rings

Autopilot drive 1/4 Hp Mamba (Lewmar)



Water Tanks              341 litres in one plastic tank under the forward bunk & 227 litres in a plastic tank under the port aft bunk

Diesel                         254 litres in one plastic tank under the starboard aft bunk (plus 5 x 20 litre Jerry Cans stored in cockpit locker)

Holding Tanks          2 x 22 litre plastic tanks, gravity drain or shore pump out

Hot Water                  22 litre Force 10 tank, the water is heated via the engine or A/C power (new March 08)



Pressurised Water System

2 x Shurflo diaphragm type pumps and a pressure tank (redundant system)


Dewatering Systems

Electric                       ‘Jabsco 1050’ 1050GPH submersible pump, 1 x 2.8 GPM diaphragm type pump, Automatic Float Switch (Rule superswitch), Manual: 1 x Henderson manual pump in the cockpit,

High Water alarms   Warning light at the chart table



Marine Sanitation    2 x Jabsco piston type manual marine toilets

Cooking Gas             2 x 4.5Kg composite lightweight bottles

Seacocks                   Bronze bodied ball valves riding in Teflon seats

Freshwater Piping   rigid plastic piping.

Showers                    3 showers, one in each head and a cockpit shower

Shower Sumps & Refrigeration Drain Pump – Jabsco diaphragm type pumps



Primary Anchor        40lb. ‘Bruce’ with 80m of 10mm chain

Secondary Anchor35lb ‘CQR’ with 7m of 10mm chain + nylon rode

Windlass                   ‘Lofrans Monza’ 1,000watt 12-volt vertical windlass with a remote control (cord)



Personal Flotation Devices                        9 Adult & 2 Medium lifejackets (PFDs)

Throwable Devices                          1 horseshoe lifering with floating light (Type IV PFD)

Sound Signals                                 Manual foghorn & handheld air fog horn

Visual Distress Signals                  3 Red Rockets, 2 Orange smoke & 3 Red hand held (Expiry date 10/10), 12 Gauge 4 Red Rockets (Expiry 10/11)

Navigational Lighting                      Sidelights, stern, steaming, deck light and tri-colour LED mast light

Emergency Port & Starboard battery powered lights

Life Raft                                             10 person ‘Plastimo Transocean’ Class II liferaft in a fibreglass capsule, service due 21st March 2008

Life Lines                                          Double stainless steel wire through stainless steel stanchions

Fire Extinguishers                           3 x Size 1 dry powder extinguishers

EPIRB                                                GME model MT400 406Mhz (new 2008)

Other                                                  Jack Line, tethers & harnesses

Signal Mirror

Plugs - emergency bungs various sizes

Manual depth weight/line

Ships bell

Signals - ball & triangle

4 x Cyalume lightsticks


Mooring Equipment

4 x Mooring Lines

2 x Inflatable Fenders large

4 x Inflatable Fenders medium



Bosun's Chair

Binoculars Plastimo 7x50

Black & Decker Drill

150w Inverter

Tool Kit

- multimeter, multigrips, hammer, cutters, plyers, cable ties,

- Socket Set

- Spanner Set

Bolt Cutters

2 X Breeze catches

2 x rubber torches (Lumilite)

2 x Varta torches

12v fluro light

1000w Hand Held Spot Light


GALLEY Inventory


Fry pan

Stainless steel mixing bowl large

Plastic mixing bowls

Various storage containers

egg container

2 x small saucepans

2 x large saucepans


coffee perculator

tea pot

Cuttlery set (stainless steel 18/10)

3 x breakfast bowls

6 x platic plates

6 x plastic coffee cups

2 x coffee cups with lid

Orange juicer

6 x plastic wine glasses

2 x chopping boards

set of funnels

Serving plates and bowls (various)

Plastic cups (various)

Kitchen utensils (various)


Pyrex baking dish

2 x bread baking tin

4 x baking trays


cloths pegs

Insect Candel



Bedding Inventory

3 x Materess Protectors

6 x pillows

Sheets for all beds

4 x blankets

Bath and hand towels (Varous)


Saloon Inventory

3 x saloon cushions


Cockpit Inventory

9 x cockpit cushions

Hose pipe (mains water)

Boat Hook

Outboard fuel jug 10liters

Dingy pump & repair kit

Fuel Funnel with filter

Jigger Syphon

Oil sump pump (for oil changes)

2 x Buckets heavy duty

Sail Palm, needle & line

Solar Shower

Misc lubricants, sprays, oils, cleaners


Engine Spares

Alternator 94amp 12v (Delco/Yanmar)

3 x oil filters to suit Yanmar

Yanmar fine fuel filter

Johson Impellear (Yanmar)

Yanmar V-Belt

Yanmar airfilter (Element Assy)

2 x Yanmar Gasket (121450-44411)

3 x fuel filters to suit Racor


Jabsco Toilet Spares

Service Kit

Gasket Top Valve

Seal Housing Assy

Piston Rod O'Ring

Piston Rod & O'Ring

Joker Valve


Hoses Spares

Sanitation Hose (oudor free)

Fuel Hose

Water Hose

Hose Clamps

5 x 19mm - 44mm

2 x 11mm - 16mm

1 x 19mmm - 70mmm


Electrical Spares

Navigation Bulb

Anchor Bulb

3 x Halogen Bulb (interior)

Misc Fuses (blade & standard)

2 x 7mmm heat shrink black & red

2 x electrical terminal blocks


Misc Spares

Halyard (double braid)


2 x Dacron Sail Repair Patch (24cm x 37cm)

Lewmar Winch Service Kit

Zinc anode for prop

3 x Sliders for mainsail

1 x hand oil pump

3M Marine Superbuff pad

Clevis pins, shackles, 12mm swivel block

 Tohatsu Outboard Spares

1 x zinc anode

1 x impellear